According to him, the rich can help with the declining trend in population growth of the state. However, as per the latest census, AP’s birth rate has been pegged at 17.5 percent, while population is growing at 1 percent .
He said, “The one or none norm, which gained popularity as a result of the state-sponsored family planning campaign for several years, has lost its relevance now. In turn, it has to make way for one or more children norm.”
Well, better healthcare facilities and job opportunities for aging population can be another alternative.